Restaurants

Top Choice Ice Cream in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Humphry Slocombe

Indie-rock organic ice cream may permanently spoil you for Top 40 flavors. Once 'Elvis: The Fat Years' (banana and peanut butter) and 'Hibiscus Beet Sorbet' have rocked your taste buds, cookie dough seems so basic –…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Santa Cruz

Penny Ice Creamery

With a cult following, this artisan ice-cream shop crafts zany flavors such as bourbon-candied ginger, lemon-verbena–blueberry and ricotta apricot all from scratch using local, organic and wild-harvested ingredients…
Top Choice Ice Cream in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Mitchell's Ice Cream

When you see happy dances break out on Mission sidewalks, you must be getting close to Mitchell's. One glance at the day's flavors induces gleeful gluttony: classic Kahlua mocha cream, exotic tropical macapuno (youn…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Rarely short of a queue, this Ohio import scoops some of the city's creamiest, most inventive ice cream. Forget plain vanilla. Here, signature flavors include brown butter almond brittle and a riesling poached-pear …
Ice Cream in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Salt & Straw

There always seems to be a line out the door at this branch of the hipster-cool Portland-based ice-cream fantasy land. Maybe it’s because there’s always something new to try: adventurous, seasonal flavors that chang…
Ice Cream in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Bi-Rite Creamery

Velvet ropes at clubs seem pretentious in laid-back SF, but at organic Bi-Rite Creamery they make perfect sense: once temperatures pass 70°F, the line wraps around the corner for organic salted-caramel ice cream wit…
Ice Cream in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Three Twins Ice Cream

For local flavor, join the motley crowd of Lower Haighters lining up for extra-creamy organic ice cream in seasonal flavors. To guess who gets what, here's a cheat sheet: Wiggle bikers brake for dad's cardamom, food…
Ice Cream in Anderson Valley

Paysanne

Boonville’s fantastic sweets shop serves the innovative flavors of Three Twins Ice Cream, whose delightful choices include Lemon Cookie and Strawberry Je Ne Sais Quoi (which has a hint of balsamic vinegar); it's the…
Sweets in Sutter Creek

Sutter Creek Ice Cream Emporium

This sweet shop gets downright enchanting when town icon Stevens Price takes to the 1919 Milton piano and plays ragtime. The former proprietor still stops by in between organizing the Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival e…
Ice Cream in Chico

Shubert’s Ice Cream & Candy

Five generations of Shuberts have produced delicious homemade ice cream, chocolates and confections for more than 75 years at this beloved pastel-colored Chico landmark. The flavors change with the season; consider …